This is an opened Nagoya obi
with 'ume'(Japanese plum), 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) and bamboo motifs, which are embroidered.
Foil threads and vibrant threads emerges out glamorously against the black background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Tare end and Tare corners are frayed.
It has a small hole bottom Otaiko, but it may be hidden, if it is neatly tied.
There are whitish stains on Maegara( front patterned part).
It has fray-like flaws (A). Maybe, strong power has been added.
Also, there are patinas on the lining of wrong side.
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its elegant fashion!